Trying to Conceive

Stopped Taking Birthcontrol

Hi I Stopped Taking Birth Control Last month in sept i got my period a couple days after which was on the 20 of sept i was suppose to get it on the 20 of oct i havnt gotten it yet ive taken 2 pregnacy test they both came out negative.... last week i was spotting like an orangie redish color and it stopped today it happened again could i b pregnant or em i just gonna get my period


ashlyn1109's picture

Sigh, I'm so frustrated with ttc though I know I shouldn't be. We've only been ttc for 5 months now and I'm already frustrated. I realize theres couples that have been ttc for years without any luck and I suppose I wouldnt be as frustrated if I didn't get pregnant almost instantly the first time. I got pregnant within 2 months of ttc, mind you I was on bc for 7 years (including 4 cycles of depo--which i stopped as soon as i was informed of the effects, living two hours away from my SO, and only actually "trying" 4 times!), it ended in a m/c and I haven't been able to get pregnant since.

Vitamin B6 delayed ovulation and shortened my luteal phase

I have noticed in previous cycles that my LP is only 10 days. Ovulating on CD18 of a 28 day cycle. In trying to increase my LP length I decided to take Vitamin B6 100mg along with my pregnancy vitamin. I started taking it on Day 1 of my cycle and I didn't ovulate until a day later than usual on CD19. I am now on CD25 and have already started spotting for the last 2 days (bloody mucus and tar like old blood) I also feel like my period is coming. Why has the Vitamin B6 seemed to have the opposite effect on me than it does on other women? How can I lengthen my LP? I am at my wits end...

Need to know

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I have been on the Murina IUD for 5 years and am getting ready to have it replaced... My husband and I are thinking of having another child in the near future and I am scared that the IUD will effect our chances of this... Can anyone tell me what I need to know??? I have 3 children from a previous relationship and want more then anything to give my husband a child of his own... But I am scared that it may not happen.

Progesterone Levels After Ovulation

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Dear Midwife,
We have been trying to conceive for 9 months now so last month I had my progesterone blood levels checked on day 21. They came back as 14 which my doctor says indicates I did ovulate. However I have been looking things up on the net and they all seem to say levels need to above 30 for ovulation.

I am 42, have a 20 month old who was conceived 2nd month of trying and then had one miscarriage conceived after 2 months as well. I am worried now that due to my age I have run out of eggs. Is my doctor mistaken?

A day at the circus...


So Wednesday will be the "finally taking care of loose ends day" after what has seems to be the craziest 2 years we have finally decided to go back and see the RE- I really dont want to get my hopes high to only be dissapinted - I always saw myself with like 4-5 kids running around, am I blessed to have DD - yes I am most women don't even get that chance- but that still doesn't lessen the urge to want more children - we thought fostercare would be an option - 1 year 3 months later- not a reality - so This is all or nothing...

Getting Pregnant Again with Low Sperm Count

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I am 25 years old and trying for a second child. It took my husband and I almost 6 years for our first child. We had testing done and I was fine but he had a low sperm count. The doctor said that it was very unlikely that we would conceive without in-vitro or artificial insemination. However, 8 months after the testing, we were successful in getting pregnant on our own.

I was just wondering if it was likely that it would take us a such a long time this time.